Music downloading up again

The number of people illegally downloading copyrighted tracks from the internet has risen after a six-month slump, analysts in the US have said. The number of US households downloading tracks from sites rose 6% in October and 7% in November, market researchers the NPD Group said on Thursday.

The number of people illegally downloading copyrighted tracks from the internet has risen after a six-month slump, analysts in the US have said. The number of US households downloading tracks from sites rose 6% in October and 7% in November, market researchers the NPD Group said on Thursday. November's figure of 11 million downloaders was up one million compared to September's figures.